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We found 11 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept CIGNA Plans near Oakland, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, DIEP flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2070 Clinton Avenue; 4th Floor East
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moulton-Barrett has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Moulton-Barrett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Chin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars' area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cedars's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Cedars attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cedars's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a plastic surgery specialist. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hobson's residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her clinical interests include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Hobson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. Dr. Hobson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Javaheri completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Javaheri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. Dr. Javaheri is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3120 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Richard Kahn is a plastic surgery specialist in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Kahn attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahn takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Consorti completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Consorti's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Consorti has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Shoko Emily Abe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Shoko Abe is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Emeryville, CA and Dublin, CA. She speaks Japanese. Dr. Abe's areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Abe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Elyse Marcovis, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Marcovis specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marcovis include surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. Dr. Marcovis's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Albert Stanten, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3100 Summit Street; Suite 2600
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Stanten's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Stanten has a special interest in cancer surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Stanten trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Stanten has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.